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related to or situated in the region of the neck or throat; a vital and vulnerable trait, feature, or element that one attacks in an attempt to overcome an adversary swiftly and completely: go for the jugular
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juggler – one who keeps several objects, such as balls or chainsaws, in continuous motion in the air by tossing and catching; one who uses trickery or deception
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Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat.
1. A jugular vein.
2. The most vital part: a strategic attack aimed at the enemy's jugular.
[Late Latin iugulāris (vēna), jugular (vein), from Latin iugulum, collarbone, diminutive of iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or situated near the throat or neck
2. (Zoology) of, having, or denoting pelvic fins situated in front of the pectoral fins: a jugular fish.
3. (Anatomy) short for jugular vein
4. go for the jugular to make a savage and destructive attack on an enemy's weakest point
[C16: from Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin jugulum throat]
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jug•u•lar(ˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-)
1. of or pertaining to the throat or neck.
2. of or designating any of several veins of the neck that convey blood from the head to the heart.n.
3. a jugular vein.
4. a vital part or area that is particularly vulnerable to attack: to go for the jugular.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin jugulāris= Latin jugul(um) throat + -āris -ar1]
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|Noun||1.||jugular - veins in the neck that return blood from the head|
anterior jugular vein - arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein
external jugular vein - formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein
internal jugular vein - a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
|2.||jugular - a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"|
|Adj.||1.||jugular - relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; "jugular vein"|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adj [vein] → jugulaire
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
jugular[ˈdʒʌgjʊləʳ] n (also jugular vein) → (vena) giugulare f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. yugular, rel. a las venas yugulares;
___ foramen → foramen ___;
___ fossa → fosa ___;
___ gland → glándula ___;
___ glomus → glomo ___;
___ nerve → nervio ___;
___ pulse → pulso ___;
___ venous arch → arco venoso ___.
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